Black History Month 2019

 

Remember. Educate. Celebrate.

Below is a listing of events planned for Black History Month 2019.  For additional Information, please email multicultural@ualr.edu.

Sisterhood Brunch
Feb. 2
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
UA Little Rock Downtown Campus
Sponsored by: UA Little Rock National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Sororities
According to the American Heart Association, more than 50,000 African American women will die from cardiovascular diseases this year. The Sisterhood Brunch will provide an opportunity for women to gather together to learn vital information about preventative measures, as well as pay tribute to those we’ve lost to this all too common condition. Tickets are $10. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the American Heart Association.

For the Culture Kickback
Feb. 4
6:00 p.m.-8:00p.m.
Donaghey Student Center, Ledbetter Hall
Black History trivia games, music, and more! Free food, door prizes, and fun.

Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity Plain Talk on Race Lecture Series featuring Dr. Brian Mitchell
Feb. 5
Noon
Anderson Institute, Ottenheimer Library 202
“Taking West Rock: The Removal of Little Rock’s Westernmost Black Suburb”

Becoming Book Club
Feb. 5 and 19
1:30 p.m.
DSC Leadership Lounge
Sponsored by: Student Affairs Success Initiatives
Join us for a series of discussions of First Lady Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming. Light refreshments provided.

More Than a Word: Part 2
Feb. 6
6:30 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center, Ledbetter Hall
Sponsored by: Student Experience Center, Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity, NAACP
Join us for a documentary and discussion regarding the history of the N-Word and the conversation surrounding its use.

Lounge and Listen: Notes from the Field
Feb. 11
6:00 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center, Ledbetter Hall
Sponsored by: Student Affairs Success Initiatives
A unique one-woman show featuring Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Anna Deavere Smith. Smith, in the HBO Film presentation, “dramatizes accounts of students, parents, teachers and administrators caught in America’s school-to-prison pipeline, which pushes underprivileged, minority youth out of the classroom and into incarceration.” Free food and open to all students, but RSVP is required due to limited seating. Please email Diana Arias at diarias@ualr.edu to register.

The Glow: The Hopes and Ambitions of a Rhymer
Feb. 12
6:30 p.m.
Stella Boyle Smith
Sponsored by Student Affairs Success Initiatives and the Charles W. Donaldson Scholars Academy (CWDSA).
Epiphany “Big Piph” Morrow, a Stanford-educated international emcee, speaker, and community builder was formed by the very thing he now needs: The Glow. Through songs, visuals, and stories, join him in his mission to shake up the universe in this one-man show where crowd participation is a must.

Anderson Institute Plain Talk on Race Lecture Series featuring Dr. Jeffrey Nash
Feb. 19
Noon
Anderson Institute, Ottenheimer Library 202
Sponsored by the Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity
“Words and Race: Does Black English Matter”

Free Screening: Dream Land
Feb. 20
6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the School of Mass Communication, The Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity, and the Multicultural Center
Join Producer Tanisha Joe-Conway and Director Gabe Mayhan for a screening of Dream Land, which details the story of Little Rock’s historic West 9th Street district. West 9th Street was once a vibrant, African American business and entertainment district. The documentary details the history of this district, the black community, and the impact of federal programs such as urban renewal, school desegregation, the Housing Act of 1949, and the Eisenhower Interstate Program.

Black History Trivia and Lunch in the Library
Feb. 21
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ottenheimer Library
Sponsored by the Faculty and Staff of Ottenheimer Library and UA Little Rock National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Join Library Faculty and Staff for free pizza and drinks. Play Black History Trivia and enjoy fun and fellowship.

“We Are” Wednesday
Feb. 27
All Day
Members of the campus community are encouraged to wear attire that reflects their cultural heritage and/or traditions.

 

Events sponsored by:

UA Little Rock National Panhellenic Council (NPHC)

UA Little Rock Chapter of NAACP

Student Affairs Success Initiatives

Multicultural Center

Student Experience Center

Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity

Charles W. Donaldson Scholars Academy

Ottenheimer Library

UA Little Rock National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

School of Mass Communication